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Welcoming our Youngest Families Back to School!

Welcoming our Youngest Families Back to School!

We are so excited to welcome our young families back to school and the ELECT Program Team is ready to support! ELECT is the School District of Philadelphia’s service program to support pregnant and parenting students of any gender as they work towards graduation. ELECT offers a wide array of individualized and group services including...
Parent Shares Her Experience with the PTA at Charles W. Henry School

Parent Shares Her Experience with the PTA at Charles W. Henry School

The School District of Philadelphia is fortunate to have parents, caregivers and teachers who are dedicated to educating and caring for our students. At Charles W. Henry Elementary School, located in Mt. Airy, we have a wonderful school community and one of our best assets is our PTA. I decided to join the PTA shortly...
Listening Ears and Productive Strategies at Strawberry Mansion High School

Listening Ears and Productive Strategies at Strawberry Mansion High School

This month and next month we are featuring a 2-part story on family engagement at Strawberry Mansion High School in North Philadelphia! Through this past year that all of us have had to stay physically isolated, one’s assumption would be that people would have less interaction with one another and feel more separated. However, at...
Meaningful Meals - Healthy Food Boxes for Families!

Meaningful Meals – Healthy Food Boxes for Families!

The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia (The Fund) has been awarded $100,000 by the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation to launch the new Meaningful Meals program to provide Philadelphia families in low-income neighborhoods with boxes of healthy food. Families will be able to pick up 20-pound food boxes of fresh fruits and vegetables,...
Free Library of Philadelphia Programs and Services for Students and Families This Fall

Free Library of Philadelphia Programs and Services for Students and Families This Fall

With crisp nights, the equinox passed, and pumpkin-flavored things filling up store shelves and coffee shop menus, fall is officially upon us! And now that school has been in session for a few weeks, we hope that you and your children have been able to find and settle into a routine that works for everyone....
FALL in Love with Nutrition!

FALL in Love with Nutrition!

In addition to your family’s health and wellness, it’s important to take some time for yourself as a parent and caregiver to focus on your own. Celebrate fall with Eat Right Philly and check out their delicious recipes and tips to make the most of the season. Also, check out their new virtual, self-paced lessons...
October 2021 SAC Tip of the Month: The Benefits of Virtual Meetings

October 2021 SAC Tip of the Month: The Benefits of Virtual Meetings

It has already been over a month of school, and virtual platforms have become a new norm. Where before families had the opportunity to walk into school buildings to attend SAC meetings, volunteer, and take part in school events, now these activities are all online. It is natural for us to think of in-person meetings...

Get Connected this Family Engagement Month with Parent & Family Portal!

Staying connected to your child's education is more important than ever during digital learning. The Parent & Family Portal gives you access to valuable information about your child’s education and school, all at your fingertips! Upon registration for Parent & Family Portal, you will be able to view your child’s academic history, test results, attendance, and...
Free Library of Philadelphia Back to School Resources for Students

Free Library of Philadelphia Back to School Resources for Students

The new school year is here and the Free Library is ready to help Philadelphia students and their families find the resources and programs to help make the school year a success. Additionally, we will continue to offer programming virtually; check out our virtual calendar of events for the full schedule. Here are some of...
Help Your Student Stay Healthy and Active During Digital Learning

Help Your Student Stay Healthy and Active During Digital Learning

Is your child still adjusting to the “new normal”? While your children are learning from home, it’s important for them to take breaks and get moving so they can stay focused and ready to learn! Here are some tips and reminders to help your student be healthy and active as the school year starts: Try...